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Asian Spiced Chicken in Wonton Cups with Vanilla Apricot Sauce

Wonton wrappers make an eye-catching shell for spiced chicken in this Asian-inspired appetizer. It’s sure to become a party favourite.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes: 12 servings
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All You Need

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-in cubes (1 cm)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) McCormick Gourmet Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh spinach leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsps (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsps (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) McCormick Gourmet Basil Leaves
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) McCormick Gourmet Coarse Grind Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) orange juice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) McCormick Gourmet Organic Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp (1/2 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat two 6-cup muffin pans with no stick cooking spray. Press 1 wonton square into each cup. Lightly coat squares with cooking spray. Bake 7 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool in pan; remove and set aside

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat two 6-cup muffin pans with no stick cooking spray. Press 1 wonton square into each cup. Lightly coat squares with cooking spray. Bake 7 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool in pan; remove and set aside

  2. Place chicken, onion, lemon juice, oil, soy sauce and seasonings in medium bowl; toss to coat. Cover. Refrigerate 15 minutes to marinate

    Place chicken, onion, lemon juice, oil, soy sauce and seasonings in medium bowl; toss to coat. Cover. Refrigerate 15 minutes to marinate

  3. Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture with marinade; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in spinach; cook 1 minute. Drain liquid from pan. Fill baked wonton cups with chicken mixture. Set aside

    Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture with marinade; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in spinach; cook 1 minute. Drain liquid from pan. Fill baked wonton cups with chicken mixture. Set aside

  4. For the Vanilla Apricot Sauce, mix apricot jam, orange juice, vanilla, saigon cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp of ground ginger in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until warm. Top chicken cups with a dollop of sauce

    For the Vanilla Apricot Sauce, mix apricot jam, orange juice, vanilla, saigon cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp of ground ginger in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until warm. Top chicken cups with a dollop of sauce

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